[Program 1]

BODY-ACCEPTANCE WORKSHOP, Sept 25-27, 2018

"How to Overcome Your Body Issues by Taking OFF Your Clothes!"

Here’s a very special opportunity for you. Shungaboy is hosting an exclusive body-acceptance workshop LIMITED TO ABOUT 10 MEN. Join other like-minded men in a safe, nonjudgmental space!

Are you shy about your body? Are you afraid to be naked with other people?

Do you want help getting started? Do you want personalized, one-on-one coaching?

The Workshop will feature lectures, group discussions, and working sessions dedicated to developing your individual plan. Additionally, you’ll be able to have private, one-on-one coaching sessions with Shungaboy to dive even deeper. Light physical activities (stretching/yoga) will complement the discussions. There will also be an optional Sensual Touch session.

  • Topics covered: Weight & Belly, food and exercise

  • Topics covered: Penis size

  • Topics covered: Aging, body hair, skin, ethnicity, etc.

  • Stretching/gentle yoga class

  • One-on-one coaching sessions included

The body-acceptance workshop is CLOTHING-OPTIONAL. This means you can wear t-shirt and shorts, underwear, or nothing at all. Whatever you are comfortable with. Some of the participants will be completely nude, including Shungaboy, but you don’t have to if you’re not ready.

COST for Body-Acceptance Workshop: $175
(Discounts available for Early Bird and combination with Naked Artists & Friends weekend). Airfare, ground transportation, lodging at INNdulge, meals, etc., are not included. All attendees* must book their lodging at INNdulge. Local residents are encouraged to stay at INNdulge. *A limited number of local residents may register for the program without staying at INNdulge.

SCHEDULE: 
Tuesday, Sept. 25 (arrival day)
-WELCOME social
-pizza social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees
-SENSUAL TOUCH group session (optional)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
-LECTURE / DISCUSSIONS / WORK SESSIONS
-STRETCHING/YOGA by the pool
-ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees

Thursday, Sept. 27
-DISCUSSIONS / WORK SESSIONS
-ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

PRIVATE MASSAGE is available from many massage therapists in the area. The hotel has a wall of business cards that you can choose from.

[Program 2] 

NAKED ARTISTS & FRIENDS WEEKEND, Sept 27-30, 2018

Our second year! We had so much fun last year that we're doing it again! Enjoy three days of camaraderie with like-minded men in a safe, nonjudgmental, clothing-optional environment. The weekend features our signature naked figure drawingnaked yoga, and a naked hike in the desert. LIMITED TO ABOUT 20 MEN.

NAKED FIGURE DRAWING
Our signature activity is naked figure drawing, where we take turns posing for each other. Stick figures are okay! Absolute beginners are most welcome. You don’t have to be an “artist.” Tyler Alpern, artist and founder of Gay Men's Figure Drawing Group in Boulder, Colorado will be joining us and will provide instruction! 

Unlike traditional drawing groups, where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, in our group, everyone is naked. Since both the model and the artists are naked, everyone is on an equal footing, which encourages a camaraderie not found in traditional groups. Additionally, since we take turns posing for each other, this is an opportunity for you to be a model! Experience is not required. Shungaboy will help you create your pose. You don't have to pose, but it's empowering and a lot of fun! Sketchpads and pencils will be provided; feel free to bring your own art materials. We will have 1-3 sessions per day as the weather and schedule allow.

Tyler Alpern

Artist Tyler Alpern has been an art instructor and figure model for over 20 years. He founded and administers both a Gay Men's Figure Drawing Group (now in its 9th year) and a Nude Gay Men's Social Club in Colorado (with over 300 members). He has hosted countless nude events and parties. He has taken that journey from uncomfortable feelings of body shame and loathing of imperfections to body acceptance and pride.

“It makes me feel angry that we are all taught that nudity and human sexuality are in any way shameful. We all have a magical body, and have a right to fully inhabit and take joy in it. It gives me great pleasure to help others of all ages and body types to discover that for themselves!”

NAKED HIKE IN THE DESERT
Take off your clothes and commune with nature in the California desert! Local members of the Naked Hiking in Palm Springs hiking club will lead a morning hike in Mecca Hills. 

NAKED YOGA
Loosen up your muscles and joints in the warm desert air! Local naked yoga instructor, Stephen Kaleda, will lead a naked, beginner-level yoga class poolside. Yoga mats will be provided. 

Stephen has been teaching in the valley for 14 yrs. He is a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor with over 850 hours of training in vinyasa flow, hot yoga, yin yoga, and aerial yoga. Other trainings include functional fitness, TRX, water fitness, barre above, and massage therapy. Stephen’s classes are dynamic, personal, and challenging. He delivers his message in a light-hearted manner and encourages everyone to work towards his own personal goals.

COST for Naked Artists & Friends Weekend: $250
(Discounts available for Early Bird and combination with Body-Acceptance workshop). Airfare, ground transportation, lodging at INNdulge, meals, etc., are not included. All attendees* mustbook their lodging at INNdulge. Local residents are encouraged to stay at INNdulge. *A limited number of local residents may register for program without staying at INNdulge.

SCHEDULE: 
Thursday, Sept. 27 (arrival day)
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool
-pizza social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees
-SENSUAL TOUCH group session (optional)

Friday, Sept. 28
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool
-NAKED YOGA by the pool
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees

Saturday, Sept. 29
-NAKED HIKE early morning
-CATERED LUNCH at hotel after the hike
-NAKED YOGA by the pool
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees

Sunday, Sept. 30 (departure day)
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool

PRIVATE MASSAGE is available from many massage therapists in the area. The hotel has a wall of business cards that you can choose from.

BODY ACCEPTANCE
Shungaboy welcomes all men, including transgender men, of all ages (21-80+), body types and fitness levels*, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. This is a judgment-free retreat: your weight doesn’t matter; your penis size doesn’t matter; and your drawing skills don’t matter. Naked drawing can be therapeutic if you have body issues or just want to spend quality time with other men. We are friendly and supportive. 

*The naked hike will be an easy-to-moderate hike in the desert. If you feel that it would be a health risk for you, feel free to relax by the pool instead. The naked yoga class will be a beginner-level class, with variations for experienced yogis. The yoga class is also optional. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver.

NOT SURE if it's right for you? Hear what past attendees said about the retreat!

OUR HOME FOR THE WEEKEND: INNdulge!
Now is your chance to stay at the world-famous, clothing-optional INNdulge with like-minded guys. INNdulge is offering a 4th night (and onward) for only $99! Your 7th night is FREE. Make your reservation directly with INNdulge here. Rates vary. You can call the hotel to get exact rates for the dates you want. 

INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning, gay men's resort located in the heart of Warm Sands, one of the most popular gay areas of Palm Springs. INNdulge is rated FIVE PALMS by Planet Out, the most trusted source in gay travel. Built in 1958, INNdulge is a Mid-Century jewel and is featured in the Historic Inns of Palm Springs guidebook. Twenty-four poolside rooms surround a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man Jacuzzi. CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! INNdulge has one of the largest pool courtyards in Palm Springs, with lush landscaping framing incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Expanded continental breakfast, in-room safes, TV-DVD players with large DVD library, complimentary gym membership, guest internet stations and property-wide wireless are all complimentary. Check out the reviews and photos on Trip Advisor. INNdulge ADDRESS: 601 S Grenfall Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264

FAQs
What do I need to bring?
Sunblock
Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes if you plan to do the hike
A small backpack for your clothes if you plan to do the hike
Sketchpads and pencils will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own art materials!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Shungaboy: shungaboy@gmail.com

BOOK EARLY TO SAVE - NO RISK. What's the refund policy?
Program fee: full refund for cancelations 7 days before September 25. Sept 25 is the official "event start date" for BOTH programs (Body-Acceptance Workshop, Naked Artists & Friends Weekend). You can also transfer your registration fee to a friend if he books a room at INNdulge (if available). Canceling your program registration does NOT cancel your room reservation. To cancel your room reservation, you MUST contact INNdulge directly. Contact http://inndulge.com

ABOUT SHUNGABOY
Shungaboy, artist, nudist, and organizer of Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY, is organizing and leading this retreat. He creates colorful paintings of men. He founded the Men's Naked Drawing Group NY in December, 2014 in New York City. He welcomes all men in a kind, supportive and non-judgmental way.


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